200px-Daddy (Keeping Up Appearances)
Basic Info
Gender Male
Age 78-83
Other Aliases Father
Portrayed by George Webb
Spouse(s) Mrs Walton (Wife)
Romances Mrs Walton
Children Hyacinth Bucket (Daughter)
Daisy (Daughter)
Rose (Daughter)
Violet (Daughter)
Grandchildren Sheridan Bucket (Grandson)
Stephanie (Granddaughter)
Other Relatives Richard Bucket (Son-in-law)
Onslow (Son-in-law)
Bruce (Son-in-law)
Kylie (great-granddaughter)
First Appearance Daddy's Accident
Last Appearance The Pageant

"Daddy" is a fictional character in the British Situation Comedy Keeping Up Appearances and he is Hyacinth, Rose, Daisy and Violet's father. Much is said and observed about Daddy but he is not often seen.

Daddy is mentioned in the very first episode (Daddy's Accident). He is often tangled up in matters that greatly embarrass Hyacinth but amuse Onslow, who refers to Daddy as a "dirty old man." Hyacinth will often try to cover up Daddy's incidents by calling it an act of courage or putting it to a matter of his declining health. Daddy's behaviors are probably because of his senility. He has no speaking roles except in Hyacinth Is Alarmed [1].

In Season 1, Episode 4 (The Charity Shop) Daddy makes an 87 year old girlfriend.

He lives under the care of Daisy, her slob of a husband Onslow, and the man-eating Rose in a run down council house.

Characteristics and Behaviours Edit

Hyacinth's father is a senile old man and his name is Lionel and a Walt who frequently thinks World War II is still on and wandering out of the house to join the Foreign Legion, and enjoys dressing up in costumes and relishes in pinching the bottoms of strange women. He is referred to by Onslow as a "dirty old man" but to Hyacinth he is "just a touch senile in the nicest possible way".

His condition means he is unpredictable and behaves bizarrely. Sometimes he believes himself still to be a soldier in World War II, while at other time believes himself to be outrageous characters, such as the masked crime fighter "Captain Midnight." He occasionally indulges in a second childhood, once dressing up as a spaceman, he also enjoys playing with trains (as implied in series one). In the final episode of series two, the old man steals Richard's car, resulting in a car chase between Hyacinth's Daddy and Onslow, who the rest of the family, including Hyacinth, are in the car with. His dementia frequently causes him to unwittingly sabotage one of Hyacinth's social climbing endeavors.

Daddy or Lionel occasionally, without any thought, proposes marriage to women at the over 60s club he attends and gets caught up in various relationships. In a series two episode, the man takes himself off to the register office to be married. When arriving he falls asleep. Frequently he goes missing, thus sending Hyacinth into a panic.

Daisy and company often turn to Hyacinth for help when their father is being problematic; however they occasionally prefer not to tell her, knowing "she'll go mad."

His irrational behaviour often causes Hyacinth embarrassment and is yet another threat to her attempts at impressing the upper-classes.

The character has very few lines, heard speaking in only a few episodes, and in some he is either sleeping or being shown in one of his costumes just muttering to himself. The character also isn't in many of the episodes, despite many of the plots involving him.

Despite his advanced age, he has been shown to still be very spry -- riding bicycles and even skateboarding.


Daddy's Accident

Violet's Country Cottage

The Art Exhibition

Hyacinth Is Alarmed

A Riverside Picnic

The Boy Friend

A Barbecue at Violet's

The Pageant

Hyacinth: "I'd Have Daddy at the House Except That ..." Edit

  • He brushes up against the walls
  • He slops his cocoa (The Art Exhibition)
  • She has (in her own mind) such a busy rehearsal schedule for The Boy Friend (The Boy Friend)
  • He brings Sheridan out in a rash (The Boy Friend)
  • His dentures are too noisy (The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket)
  • He dribbles a lot
  • He might break Sheridan's old toys.
  • He’s undependable in the bathroom. (The Toy Store)

(There are several others, add them when you find them)

Romances Edit

Daddy wishes to be married, or other women wish to marry him. However, Daisy and Rose forbid it because of his senility.

  • Incomplete List.

References Edit

  1. There is another time when Daddy speaks. He says "his car won't start" when he steals Richard's rotoron in one of the episodes when Hyacinth is looking at country properties. Confirm actual episode.

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